Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,480,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 224,150

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 2,810,900

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13110 records found.